This year's lineup for Hard Summer is out. Headliners include Knife Party, Duck Sauce, Dog Blood (ie Skrillex and Boys Noize), and Bassnectar
This sixth annual edition of the two-day, EDM-focused festival takes place in downtown's Los Angeles State Historic Park on August 3 and 4, 2013.
The full ... More >>
Update, Oct. 28, 2011, 12:20 p.m.: Correct set-list is posted below. Also, here's a note from Galaxy Theatre about the state of the speakers: "Crystal Castles played on a brand new $600,000 L-Acoustics Line Array last night. They sound the way they sound because that is how their sound guy mixes ... More >>
Crystal Castles, Canada's computerized post-pop band who've had the Cure's Robert Smith guesting on a song--was originally performing at the Galaxy Theater on Nov. 9, but they've rescheduled that show and going onstage in Santa Ana on Oct. 28 instead. That's all. Carry on, folks!
Michael MinichielloThe Wonder YearsOn Friday, the Wonder Years play at Chain Reaction in Anaheim--and yes, we feel your eyes rolling a bit at the name. We still haven't quite gotten over Crystal Castles and Final Fantasy ourselves, to name just two. But the Philadelphia-based band, who look more ... More >>
Wendy Lynch/MyspaceModest MouseEver notice what bizarre instruments indie rockers have been using on stage? It may enhance the sound at times, but whipping out a melodica or tuba always makes me wonder what the hell were they were thinking. Artists like Sufjan Stevens and Modest Mouse need to cut ... More >>
The LA Times is reporting that HARD L.A. M.I.A., which was set at downtown's Los
Angeles State Historic Park has been cancelled "due to security
Die Antwoord, Flying Lotus, Sleigh Bells and more were scheduled to perform. Apparently, new security issues have come up af ... More >>
ABX and STV SLV on the cover of their third mixtape.Scroll past the gimmicks, the melodrama, and the overly
recycled Auto-Tuning of mainstream rap, but keep the bass and beats. Keep going
deeper, a few clicks past the most obscure, and unheard of indie rock and
before you know it, you're in the H ... More >>
On Saturday, the Goliath Festival takes place in Mexico City. The massive show includes performances by the Black Eyed Peas, Thievery Corporation, Pitbull, Crystal Castles, the Faint, Fischerspooner and lots more. You know who else is included in that "lots more?" Long Beach's On Blast. Now, you ... More >>
It's getting to the point where the idea of the Coachella lineup is actually more appealing than whatever the eventual Coachella lineup will be, even if the actual lineup is really impressive. It's like Spock said, "having is not such a pleasing thing as wanting."So yeah, still no official Coachella ... More >>
LAist has about 20 artists they say are "confirmed" for Coachella (coming up soon! April 17-19!), and many more that are "rumored"--and given that just about every act of note is "rumored" for Coachella at this point in the year, a classification that's about as meaningful as last night's Golden Glo ... More >>
Long Beach's Crystal Antlers, who this year already netted an 8.5 on Pitchfork for their self-released EP (which was subsequently sntached up by Touch and Go) and just last night played the Bowery Ballroom in NYC as part of the CMJ Music Marathon, saw their good buzz streak continue with a mention i ... More >>
This weekend began on Thursday thanks to Rockstar Energy's Taste of Chaos tour coming to Long Beach arena. Weekly staffers and freelancers headed out and experienced the shenanigans reporting back later, hung over and rocked out.
Music Editor Dave Segal spent Friday taking in Crystal Castles at Det ... More >>
Better Than: Dissecting your old Colecovision trying to recreate the sounds of Crystal Castles.
"Alice Practice" from their self-titled album
Video games were certainly the underlying theme of the night, as Crystal Castles and Sparrow Love Crew laser blasted the roof off of Costa Mesa's ... More >>